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Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer Toolkit

Sample Materials and Forms: Sample Workbook

General Information


Jerry Blanding
Innovative Contracting Engineer
Federal Highway Administration, National Resource Center

Jerry Blanding is currently the Contracting Specialist for the Federal Highway Administration National Resource Center. Jerry has extensive experience working with Infrastructure – Innovative Contracting, Claims Avoidance and Mitigation, Contract Administration, and Accelerated Construction Techniques and Technologies.

Jerry is active on the Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer Management Team (ACTT) in Ohio, New York, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. He was a presenter of ACTT and Highways for LIFE at the Virginia Concrete Conference. He has conducted process reviews by working with States to evaluate and recommend improvements in areas of consultant negotiations (Maryland), utility relocation (New Jersey, Puerto Rico) and construction staffing levels (Massachusetts). He has participated in the Contract Administration Core Curriculum workshop as an instructor in New Hampshire, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. He has also been involved in the SEP–14, Innovative Contracting training/briefing in multiple states/divisions.

Jerry joined FHWA in 1998. He possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University. He also is a candidate for his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland. Jerry has his Engineer–in–Training Certification from the Ohio Professional Engineers Board.

Douglas R. Rose
Deputy Administrator / Chief Engineer for Operations
Maryland State Highway Administration

Douglas R. Rose serves as Maryland State Highway's Deputy Administrator/Chief Engineer for Operations. In his position as Deputy Administrator, Mr. Rose directs and oversees SHA's 7 district offices, traffic and safety operations, materials and research operations, maintenance, construction and SHA's ITS Program.

Mr. Rose serves as chairman of the Transportation Agency Consultant Screening Committee, chairman of Maryland's Statewide Operation CHART Board (Maryland's ITS Initiative), chairman of Maryland's Quality Initiative (MdQI) and chairman of the Maryland SHA Total Quality in Construction Council.

Mr. Rose is actively involved in AASHTO, most recently serving as Vice-Chair, Standing Committee on Quality and AASHTO Co-Chair NPHQ. Additionally, he is a member of the Joint AGC-ARTBA-AASHTO Task Force, served for four years on the Task Force on SHRP Implementation and five years on the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group (TIG). Mr. Rose is also a member of AASHTO's Subcommittee on Operations and Management and is chair of the Performance Measurement Task Team. Mr. Rose is Past President of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Association of Engineers and is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Highway Engineers, and County Engineer's Association.

Mr. Rose graduated from Clarkson College of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and has a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Mr. Rose is a graduate of the Maryland Executive Institute and MD SHA's Management and Leadership Development Programs.

Bill Wade
Assistant Division Administrator
Federal Highway Administration, Maryland Division Office

Bill Wade is currently the Assistant Division Administrator for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in the Maryland Division Office located in Baltimore, MD. Bill served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps prior to graduating from Maryland University at College Park in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Management. He then worked for the Maryland State Highway Administration from 1984 until 1988, at which point he joined the Federal Highway Administration. Over the last 19 years Bill has served in various duty stations and positions within FHWA, including a four year assignment in the headquarters office in Washington, DC. Most recently Bill served in the FHWA Florida Division where he was the Director of Planning, Environment & Right of Way from 2001 until June 2007 when he was advanced to his current position.

Kirk G. McClelland
Director, Office of Highway Development
Maryland State Highway Administration

Kirk has been with Maryland State Highway Administration since 1982 and has served in a number of capacities including Chief of the Highway Design Division and Head of the Highway Hydraulics section. He is a registered Professional Engineer. His current position is Director of the Office of Highway Development, with responsibility for final pre-construction engineering activities for projects throughout the state.

Douglas H. Simmons
Deputy Administrator / Chief Engineer for Planning and Engineering
Maryland State Highway Administration

Doug Simmons serves as the Maryland State Highway Administration's Deputy Administrator and Chief Engineer for Planning and Engineering. In this role, he directs SHA's Offices of Planning and Preliminary Engineering, Bridge Development, Highway Development, Environmental Design, and Real Estate.

Doug has worked for SHA since 1983, after receiving his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. A registered professional engineer, Doug also received his master's degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore.

Ken McDonald
Project Manager For the MD 97 at Randolph Road Project
Johnson Mirmiran and Thompson, Incorporated

Ken has been serving as the State Highway Administration's Project Manager since March 2006. In this role, Ken is managing the activities necessary to keep this project current with respect to design standards, project correspondence and coordination with all key stakeholders.

Ken previously worked for the State Highway Administration for thirty one years, working in various offices including, the Office of Materials and Research, the Office of Bridge Development, the Office of Highway Development and in 2004, retired from state service as the Division Chief for the State Highway Administration's Engineering Access Permits Division. Ken is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and also the SHA's Management Development Program.

Scott R. Holden, P.E.
Design Project Manager For the MD 97 at Randolph Road Project
STV Incorporated

Scott is a licensed professional engineer with more than 15 years of experience in highway and transportation engineering and planning. His expertise ranges from preparation of preliminary engineering studies to completion of final PS&E construction documents. Mr. Holden's experience also includes geometric design, right–of–way requirements, drainage planning and design, utility relocation, maintenance of traffic (MOT), sequence of construction, and erosion and sediment control. He is also experienced in signing and pavement markings, lighting, intersection traffic capacity and safety analysis, specifications and estimates, and coordinating and facilitating public meetings.

Scott has been serving as the MD 97 at Randolph Road Design Project Manager since 2003 and is responsible for roadway layout and design for the grade separation of the existing at-grade intersection of MD 97 and Randolph Road in Montgomery County, Maryland. Mr. Holden is managing the development of contract documents, quantities, and project reports; the coordination of erosion and sediment control; and the development of structural and traffic control plans with the appropriate departments.

Participant List
State Highway AdministrationSkill Set or Role
Catherine AgostinoWorkshop/Facilities/Staff Coordinator
Maurice AgostinoConstruction
Dane BartonRoadway/Geometric Design/Note taker
William J. (Turk) Bradley, IIIConstruction
Dave BuckPublic Relations/Involvement
Valerie Burnette EdgarPublic Relations/Involvement
Lisa ChoplinLead Workshop Coordinator
Doug EvansIT Support
Jesse FreeStructures
Jamie FoldenGeotechnical
Geoffrey HallGeotechnical
Matt HarrellConstruction/Note taker
Sean JohnsonGeotechnical/Note taker
Christina LavoiePublic Relations/Involvement/Note taker
Kevin LawIT Support
John MaysConstruction
Kirk McClellandDirector–Highway Development/Speaker
Wesley MitchellDeputy District Engineer
Kelly NashGeotechnical
Kevin NowakConstruction
Girish PancholiRoadway/Geometric Design
Jawad ParachaRoadway/Geometric Design
Sae'd RahwanjiTraffic/ITS/Safety
Jeff RobertStructures
Doug RoseDeputy Administrator/Speaker
Stephanie RoseRegistration
Dan SajediStructures
Doug SimmonsDeputy Administrator/Speaker
Barb SolbergRoadway/Geometric Design
April StittTraffic/ITS/Safety
Mark TerryTraffic/ITS/Safety
Kim TranPublic Relations/Involvement
Fran WardPublic Relations/Involvement
Consultant StaffSkill Set or Role
Scott HoldenDesign Project Manager – STV
Ken McDonaldSHA Project Manager/Roadway – JMT
Shawn ReynoldsTraffic/ITS/Safety/Note taker – JMT
Jacob SmithStructures/Note taker - STV
StakeholdersSkill Set or Role
Chip LambertConstruction
Stephen J. ParkRoadway/Geometric Design
Bob SimpsonPublic Relations/Involvement
FHWASkill Set or Role
Jerry BlandingModerator
Derek ConstableStructures
Keith GrayStructures
Joseph HuertaConstruction/Facilitator
Bernie KutaConstruction
Carin MichaelPublic Relations/Involvement
Vasant MistryStructures/Facilitator
Silas NicholsGeotechnical/Facilitator
Dan SanayiInfrastructure & Technology Team Leader
Bill WadeAssistant Division Administrator/Speaker
National ExpertsSkill Set or Role
Mark BallPublic Relations/Involvement/Facilitator
Gus KhankarliGeotechnical
Steve MolerPublic Relations/Involvement
Wilton A (Bud) RobertsRoadway/Geometric Design/Facilitator
Jim (J.R.) RobinsonTraffic/ITS/Safety
Mark RobinsonTraffic/ITS/Safety/Facilitator
Norman RoushRoadway/Geometric Design
Michael M. SprinkelConstruction
Steve StrohStructures

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Conference Room Floor Plan

Hotel conference room floorplan showing 4 salon rooms, an executive boardroom and hallways

September 10, 2007
2:30 p.m.Break – Pre-function Area
 Brownies; Blondies; Assorted Cookies; Coffee, Tea; Assorted Sodas; Bottled Waters
6:30 p.m.Buffet Dinner – Pre-function Area, Salon 4
 Soup du Jour; Mixed Baby Greens with Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Pecans, Red Onion and Raspberry Vinaigrette; Cajun Sausage Jambalaya; Pan Seared Chicken Marsala; Grilled Pork Loin with Peach Mango; Baked Rice Medley with Tomato and Basil; Seasonal Vegetable Medley; Fresh Baked Apple and Peach Cobbler; Coffee; Tea
September 11, 2007
7:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast – Pre-function Area, General Session Room
 Chilled Juices; Fruit Filled Danish; Assorted Muffins; Bagels with Cream Cheese, Butter, and Jams and Jellies; Coffee and Tea
12:00 p.m.Working Lunch – Pre-function Area, Breakout Rooms
 Deli Buffet: Spring Mix Salad; Cole Slaw; Potato Salad; Variety of Sandwich Meats: Roast Beef, Turkey Breast, Honey Cured Ham, and Corned Beef; Variety of Sliced Cheeses: Swiss, American, and Cheddar; Sandwich Toppings; Fresh Bread and Rolls; Assorted Desserts; Coffee; Tea

Note: Lunch can be taken to Breakout Rooms
3:00 p.m.Break – Pre-function Area
 Individual Bags of Cracker Jacks, Popped Popcorn & Salted Peanuts; Warm Soft Pretzels with Mustard; Mini Corn Dogs; Coffee; Tea; Assorted Sodas; Bottled Waters
6:00 p.m.Buffet Dinner – Pre-function Area, Salon 4
 Soup du Jour; Caesar Salad; Pan Roasted Salmon Filet with Dill Sauce; Grilled Herb Chicken; Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Seasonal Vegetable Medley; Rolls and Butter; Assorted Desserts; Coffee; Tea
September 12, 2007
7:00 a.m.Hot Buffet Breakfast – Pre-function Area, General Session Room
 Fresh Baked Croissants, Assorted Muffins, Fruit Danish and Bagels with Cream Cheese, Jam, and Jellies; Flavored Yogurts; Crunchy Granola; Sliced Seasonal Fruits & Fresh Berries; Nutri–Grain Bars; Breakfast Potatoes; Bacon & Sausage Links; Scrambled Eggs with Shredded Cheddar Cheese & Chives; Assorted Fruit Juices; Coffee; Tea
10:00 a.m.Break – Pre–function Area
 Fresh Scones; Whole Fruit; Coffee; Tea
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